Ideas for this new project

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Hotty Toddy, Jul 10, 2019.

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    Hotty Toddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    65E92887-B6B4-440D-A2CE-ECDB9245F3F7.jpeg I am working on a design for this lovely home in zone 7a/8b. I’m excited about it. It has lots of potential.

    The owner really wants an upright Japanese maple installed in the flower bed on the right side. I’m thinking a bit off center from the window on that side.

    First I want to focus on the evergreen foundation plants. I’m considering Emerald Collonade holly for the corners of the house.

    Also considering Golden Dream Boxwoods next to the house, but they are pricey! But beautiful.

    I’ll wait until fall to add fall color in the foreground of the beds.

    Thoughts?
     
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    24506AC5-E141-4286-89FD-3371347533DC.jpeg 6EA1014A-88AE-4E76-BB6A-A644C836D30B.jpeg 68FCE1B4-D411-41E2-BE62-09FB92648A90.jpeg Here’s what I did. Installed Crimson Fire loropetalum, Obsession nandina, Emerald Collonade hollies.

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    Hotty Toddy

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    Thanks!
     
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    CE18079E-4A06-45BE-9316-ADF571E7E14D.jpeg CE18079E-4A06-45BE-9316-ADF571E7E14D.jpeg CE18079E-4A06-45BE-9316-ADF571E7E14D.jpeg 50FBA647-3969-4F30-B0FD-9C215E72ECBE.jpeg ACE69A72-2C8A-478F-945E-700A5170FDA9.jpeg I did some seasonal color at this property today. The Crimson Fire loropetalum are doing great. The Obsession nandinas, not so much. I’m really disappointed in how the look. Mine are stunning at about 3’. These look stunted. I feel bad.

    Do you think they will fill in? It was a weird summer here — rather cool followed by the hottest September on record.

    I don’t have a guarantee on my work. But I hate these puny nandinas. Hind sight, I would have put in a modern azalea cultivar.

    Would you leave well enough alone? Offer a replacement if they don’t perk up in the spring?
     
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    An aside, the Emerald Collonade holly is now one of my favorite plants.
     

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